Falling Into Place

Falling Into Place

Book - 2014
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"One cold fall day, high school junior Liz Emerson steers her car into a tree. This haunting and heartbreaking story is told by a surprising and unexpected narrator and unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks even as Liz's friends, foes, and family gather at the hospital and Liz clings to life"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780062295040
Branch Call Number: Y FIC ZHAN
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeKati Aug 08, 2016

This book will blow you away, not only because the author wrote it in high school, but because you won't find out the end until the last page. Highly recommend if you like realistic fiction, struggle with bullies or you want to feel all the feels.

May 15, 2016

Loved this book. A nice read. The narrator's voice was luring, and very witty. The ending could have told us a little more about the rest of the characters (like Liam, Kennie and Julia) and what happened with their relationships with Liz, but at least we know what generally happened: Liz lived and learned to ask for help from her mother, who learned to be a mother.

Nov 08, 2015

Very easy read. I read this book in just 2 days. I enjoyed how the narrator is unnamed until the end, although I half expected it. I agree that Liam should have been more developed, and the ending came too abrubtly.

Jun 09, 2015

Beautifully written!

Praestrigia Jan 23, 2015

The best book I've read in a long long time. I couldn't put it down and I was so hooked. I wished the author wrote more for the ending, specifically Liam since I took a huge interest in his character especially. However, it took a while for me to get used to the way it was written and how each chapter mentioned a different point in time prior to Liz's accident.

Jan 21, 2015

Such an interesting look at high school life, and from an unexpected perspective. This book was poignant, bittersweet, and well written. This portrait of the life of Liz Emerson, her family, and peers from our narrator's point of view is an intimately revealing and surprisingly insightful look at life.

bandblair Nov 24, 2014

Written in an interesting way. Absent narrator. Super sad though. Really short chapers. High interest, low vocab.

Black_Horse_55 Nov 04, 2014

One of the best books I've read so far in 2014! Amazing! It makes you smile and cry! I had so many mixed emotions when reading this.

Oct 13, 2014

My niece, who is a YA author, loved this, so I thought I'd check it out. I think the author has great potential - she is a teenager herself. But, sadly, this book will lack appeal to anyone over 23 years of age. I could only find one character in the book that I liked - Liam, a minor player in the story. The protagonist and the rest of the characters had, in my opinion, no redeeming qualities. Every possible teenage issue from bullying to abortion was addressed. Had the author chosen the issues more carefully that she wished to develop, the book would have been much stronger. I finished the book, hoping to find something worthwhile and did not. I cared less whether Loz, the main character, lived or died - she was pretty much a rotten kid. Zhang, the author, tries to resonate with too many subgroups in her plot structure. I hope, with more life experience and refining her craft, she becomes more concise at plot construction and character development. For quality YA writing, John Green is a far better author.


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Jan 21, 2015

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Dec 19, 2017

"Well, hello, darling with the ocean eyes,
How many secrets keep us apart?
A sea of poems, a field of sighs,
Can I cross and return to the start?"


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